Deportation and Genocide

Core features of the practice

  • Organisation:

    Institution name: War Heritage Institute (dienst Herinnering)
    Institution type: Non-formal educational center
    Institution URL:
  • Format:

    Guided tour, Exhibition
  • Target population:

    Students, General public/non-specialist audience
  • Cost (per practice):

    51-100 euros
  • Setting:

    Other institution, School
  • Themes:

    Remembrance education and/or history education, Citizenship/democracy education, Antisemitism, Human rights/discrimination, The Holocaust and/or other genocides
  • Core activities:

    Group discussion, Lecture, Testimonial, Other

Additional information about the practice

    Target population

  • Number of participants:

    More than 100
  • Age of target population:

  • Additional specifics:

  • Components of the practice

  • Topics and objectives:

    A travelling exhibition which focuses on deportation and genocide just before and during the Second World War. The exhibition can be visited individually, but is mostly guided by well-trained guides who are used to guide for third grade-pupils of secondary schools. The exhibition is printed on banners and contains text and photographs. The exhibition is focused on certain themes, notably: 1. The first concentration camps, 2. evolution of the camps during the Second World War (more nationalities, different reasons why people were incarcerated), 3. Situation of the Jews, Roma and Sinti and the practices in the extermination camps, 4. The liberation of the camps and 5. The months after the Second World War (Nurnberg). Our guides adapt themselves to the lifeworld of the younsters. When pupils are for instance in construction or languagues, our guides focus on those specific themes.
  • Materials used:

    Material culture, i.e., physical object or setting
  • Material produced:

    Not applicable
  • Sequence of activities - methodology:

  • Length of activity:

    Up to 5 hours
  • Is the activity digital?:

  • Accessibility and replicability

  • Language(s) in which activity can be delivered:

    Dutch, English, French
  • Is specialist knowledge or professional training required?:


Qualitative Details

  • Has this practice been evaluated?

  • How many times?:

  • By whom?:

    Participants, Informal non-participant observer
  • By what means?:

    Informal verbal feedback
  • Core content knowledge and transferable skills:

    Pupils need to learn what can lead to intolerance and exclusion. We also want to teach them to always think critically. We want them to understand how an ideology can manipulate people.
  • Indicators of success:

    When pupils and teachers come to the guides after a guidance asking for more information, asking extra questions,...
  • Educational coordinator contact details:

    Name: Hannes Vanwymelbeke
    Email address:


The RETHINK project is concerned with bridging formal and informal education. This section explores the factors that make a practice adaptable.

  • Key factors for successful implementation:

    Subject expertise of presenter/instructor
  • Main challenges to teachers adapting this practice for their students:

    The guided exhibition doesn't really require extra work for teachers
  • Availability of guidance/training/replication materials (and in what language/format currently):

    We are free on demand
  • Other comments or details: